April 9, 2007
Atlanta – Georgia Tech women’s basketball signees, Iasia Hemingway and Alex Montgomery have been named to the 2007 Parade All-America High School Basketball Team, announced Parade magazine Monday. Hemingway and Montgomery join 38 other high school seniors to make up this list of the best basketball players in the country.
Hemingway, a five-star recruit, is a five-foot-eleven wing from Shabazz High School in Newark, N.J. Dubbed as “mini Barkley” and ranked 12th nationally at her position by HoopGurlz, Hemingway is sought after for her athleticism, creativity on the court and sheer strength. At the Nike Nationals tournament this summer, Hemingway led in scoring with 20.3 PPG and rebounds with 37 total boards and was named First Team All-Tournament. Her other accolades include: 2007 WBCA All-America Team selection, 2006 AP All-State First Team, New York City Slam Jam MVP, New Jersey State Tournament MVP, The Star-Ledger Player of the Year, EA Sports All-America Second Team and Street & Smith All-America Honorable Mention. She led her high school team to a perfect record and the 2006 State Championship.
Montgomery, a Tacoma, Wash. native, ranks as the nation’s No. 5 wing forward and entered her senior season as the No. 15 high school senior over all according to HoopGurlz. Considered one of the country’s most explosive open-court players, Montgomery is heralded for her tenacity under the boards, shot-blocking ability and quickness. This five-star recruit’s accolades include: Top Ten All-American All-Star, member of the Y.E.S. Baden Elite Club team, Washington All-State Second Team, HoopGurlz Elite Eleven for the state of Washington, and Street & Smith’s All-America Honorable Mention.
Hemingway and Montgomery join an impressive 2007 incoming class that includes an adidas Top Ten All-America in Shaday Woolcock, Deja Foster who is a Street & Smith’s All-America Honorable Mention, Simone Trice, the nation’s No. 22 wing forward and UCLA transfer Amy Horton. This talented group, a recruiting class that ranks eighth nationally, is Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph’s second top-ten recruiting class in four years.